Patents by Inventor Masatoshi Nishino

Masatoshi Nishino has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11103214
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a probe configured to be equipped with plural transducers arranged in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and be able to perform a two-dimensional scan in the first and second directions; a moving device configured to support the probe and mechanically move the probe in the second direction; a receiving circuit configured to generate first reception signals for respective moving positions of the probe in the second direction by performing receiving phase-compensation and summation processing on respective reflected signals received by the plurality of transducers at each of the moving positions; and processing circuitry configured to generate a second reception signal by performing moving aperture synthesis on the first reception signals generated for the respective moving positions of the probe based on positional information of the probe and generate image data from the second reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mine, Kazutoshi Sadamitsu, Masami Takahashi, Masatoshi Nishino, Norihisa Kikuchi, Naoyuki Nakazawa, Atsushi Nakai, Jiro Higuchi, Yutaka Kobayashi, Cong Yao, Kazuo Tezuka, Naoki Yoneyama, Atsushi Sumi
  • Publication number: 20180333138
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a processor. The processor generates assistance information to assist an operation of a puncture needle based on pressure information acquired from a pressure sensor attached to the puncture needle. The processor displays on a display the assistance information and an ultrasonic image which includes at least an image of a tip of the puncture needle, the ultrasonic image being acquired by transmission and reception of ultrasonic waves by using an ultrasonic probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takatoshi OKUMURA, Kazutoshi SADAMITSU, Yuhei FUKUO, Norihisa KIKUCHI, Masatoshi NISHINO, Yoshinori GOTO, Naoki YONEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180092629
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes an image processing circuit and a processing circuit. The image processing circuit generates an ultrasound image. The processing circuit receives a medical image acquired by another medical image diagnosis apparatus, and aligns the ultrasound image and the medical image. The processing circuit has a function of recognizing identification information held by the medical image when the ultrasound image and the medical image are displayed side by side on a display. The processing circuit also has a function of retrieving diagnostic protocol information corresponding to the identification information and displaying it on the display, and a function of performing examinations and processes based on the diagnostic protocol information displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki YONEYAMA, Takatoshi OKUMURA, Naoyuki NAKAZAWA, Masatoshi NISHINO, Norihisa KIKUCHI, Kazutoshi SADAMITSU
  • Publication number: 20170252002
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe; a robot arm configured to support the ultrasonic probe and move the ultrasonic probe along a body surface of an object; memory circuitry configured to store trace instruction information used by the robot arm for moving the ultrasonic probe; and control circuitry configured to drive the robot arm in such a manner that the robot arm moves the ultrasonic probe according to the trace instruction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MINE, Kazutoshi SADAMITSU, Masami TAKAHASHI, Masatoshi NISHINO, Norihisa KIKUCHI, Naoyuki NAKAZAWA, Atsushi NAKAI, Jiro HIGUCHI, Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Cong YAO, Kazuo TEZUKA, Naoki YONEYAMA, Atsushi SUMI
  • Publication number: 20170252007
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a probe configured to be equipped with plural transducers arranged in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and be able to perform a two-dimensional scan in the first and second directions; a moving device configured to support the probe and mechanically move the probe in the second direction; a receiving circuit configured to generate first reception signals for respective moving positions of the probe in the second direction by performing receiving phase-compensation and summation processing on respective reflected signals received by the plurality of transducers at each of the moving positions; and processing circuitry configured to generate a second reception signal by performing moving aperture synthesis on the first reception signals generated for the respective moving positions of the probe based on positional information of the probe and generate image data from the second reception signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MINE, Kazutoshi SADAMITSU, Masami TAKAHASHI, Masatoshi NISHINO, Norihisa KIKUCHI, Naoyuki NAKAZAWA, Atsushi NAKAI, Jiro HIGUCHI, Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Cong YAO, Kazuo TEZUKA, Naoki YONEYAMA, Atsushi SUMI
  • Patent number: 9723280
    Abstract: Provided is a projection-type image display device including: a projection unit including a light source configured to emit light having intensity corresponding to a pixel value of an input image and a deflection unit configured to deflect emitted light from the light source using a mirror to perform scanning on a projection object; a retiming unit configured to perform retiming on pixel data of the input image in accordance with a deflection angle in the deflection unit; a shape distortion correction table having a shape distortion correction amount in each shape distortion correction table calculation position; a brightness distortion correction table having a brightness distortion correction amount in each brightness distortion correction table calculation position; and an image correction unit configured to perform distortion correction on the input image by performing signal processing based on the shape distortion correction table and the brightness distortion correction table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Kobayashi, Naomasa Takahashi, Yoichi Hirota, Yohsuke Kaji, Noriyuki Yamashita, Masatoshi Nishino
  • Publication number: 20170007201
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to a present embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to extract a cardiac valve from three-dimensional images of frames generated by controlling an ultrasonic probe to perform transmission and reception of ultrasonic waves. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate, as a prolapse gap, a gap between valve leaflets of the cardiac valve in a three-dimensional image of a specific frame among the frames. The processing circuitry is configured to display the prolapse gap on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Kazutoshi SADAMITSU, Jiro HIGUCHI, Masatoshi NISHINO, Norihisa KIKUCHI, Atsushi SUMI, Naoyuki NAKAZAWA, Atsushi NAKAI, Cong YAO, Naoki YONEYAMA, Kazuo TEZUKA, Yoshitaka MINE, Masami TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 9468418
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an internal storage unit stores auxiliary diagnostic indication concerning each of examination items in association with a display position of the auxiliary diagnostic indication in a display area where an ultrasonic image is displayed. An image generation unit generates an ultrasonic image concerning an examination item of a scan target based on an echo signal from an ultrasonic probe. A monitor has a display area. A display control unit controls the monitor so as to display specific auxiliary diagnostic indication, of auxiliary diagnostic indication stored in the storage unit, which is associated with an examination item of the scan target, at a specific display position associated with the specific auxiliary diagnostic indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiro Higuchi, Masato Oonuki, Masatoshi Nishino, Osamu Nakajima, Shinichi Hoshino, Tomokazu Fujii
  • Publication number: 20160143628
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to the embodiment includes a memory, a display, an input interface unit and a control unit. The memory stores a plurality of body marks that are classified for each region of a subject. The display displays the plurality of body marks stored in the memory. The input interface unit instructs selection of any one of the plurality of body marks displayed on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Norihisa KIKUCHI, Kazutoshi SADAMITSU, Naoyuki NAKAZAWA, Fumiyasu SAKAGUCHI, Masatoshi NISHINO, Jiro HIGUCHI, Atsushi SUMI, Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Cong YAO, Masami TAKAHASHI, Atsushi NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20150341607
    Abstract: Provided is a projection-type image display device including: a projection unit including a light source configured to emit light having intensity corresponding to a pixel value of an input image and a deflection unit configured to deflect emitted light from the light source using a mirror to perform scanning on a projection object; a retiming unit configured to perform retiming on pixel data of the input image in accordance with a deflection angle in the deflection unit; a shape distortion correction table having a shape distortion correction amount in each shape distortion correction table calculation position; a brightness distortion correction table having a brightness distortion correction amount in each brightness distortion correction table calculation position; and an image correction unit configured to perform distortion correction on the input image by performing signal processing based on the shape distortion correction table and the brightness distortion correction table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki KOBAYASHI, Naomasa TAKAHASHI, Yoichi HIROTA, Yohsuke KAJI, Noriyuki YAMASHITA, Masatoshi NISHINO
  • Patent number: 9192356
    Abstract: The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus according to the embodiment includes an ultrasound probe that transmits and receives ultrasound waves to and from a subject, and generates and displays images of the inside of the subject based on the reception results from the ultrasound probe. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes a memory, a detector, a selection part, and a processor. The memory stores association information that associates positions in real space with examination conditions including image quality conditions and/or application type. The detector detects the position of the ultrasound probe in real space. The selection part selects examination conditions corresponding to the detected position based on the association information. The processor performs processing based on the selected examination conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsunaga, Masatoshi Nishino, Jiro Higuchi, Osamu Nakajima, Yoshihiro Oomori, Tomokazu Fujii
  • Patent number: 8858444
    Abstract: When an image creating unit creates a three-dimensional ultrasound image of a blood-vessel early phase, an operator presses an image selecting button, and selects an area to be displayed as superimposed by using an image-selecting Graphical User Interface (GUI) displayed by an image-selecting GUI display-control unit. After the image creating unit start creation of a three-dimensional ultrasound image in a late phase, when the operator presses a composition display button, the movement-distance calculating unit calculates a movement distance between a three-dimensional tissue image at the moment of the press of the composition display button and each of three-dimensional tissue images in the area to be displayed as superimposed, and an image correcting unit corrects each of three-dimensional contrast enhanced images corresponding the three-dimensional tissue images of the blood-vessel early phase by using the movement distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Ogasawara, Masatoshi Nishino, Yutaka Kobayashi, Takayuki Gunji
  • Publication number: 20130109970
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an internal storage unit stores auxiliary diagnostic indication concerning each of examination items in association with a display position of the auxiliary diagnostic indication in a display area where an ultrasonic image is displayed. An image generation unit generates an ultrasonic image concerning an examination item of a scan target based on an echo signal from an ultrasonic probe. A monitor has a display area. A display control unit controls the monitor so as to display specific auxiliary diagnostic indication, of auxiliary diagnostic indication stored in the storage unit, which is associated with an examination item of the scan target, at a specific display position associated with the specific auxiliary diagnostic indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Jiro HIGUCHI, Masato OONUKI, Masatoshi NISHINO, Osamu NAKAJIMA, Shinichi HOSHINO, Tomokazu FUJII
  • Publication number: 20120203106
    Abstract: The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus according to the embodiment includes an ultrasound probe that transmits and receives ultrasound waves to and from a subject, and generates and displays images of the inside of the subject based on the reception results from the ultrasound probe. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes a memory, a detector, a selection part, and a processor. The memory stores association information that associates positions in real space with examination conditions including image quality conditions and/or application type. The detector detects the position of the ultrasound probe in real space. The selection part selects examination conditions corresponding to the detected position based on the association information. The processor performs processing based on the selected examination conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicants: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Satoshi MATSUNAGA, Masatoshi Nishino, Jiro Higuchi, Osamu Nakajima, Yoshihiro Oomori, Tomokazu Fujii
  • Publication number: 20110301463
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic image diagnostic apparatus includes one or a plurality of ultrasonic probes, a scanning unit configured to scan inside an object with ultrasonic waves through the ultrasonic probe, an image generation unit configured to generate an ultrasonic image based on an output from the scanning unit, and a display unit configured to display the ultrasonic image. The ultrasonic image diagnostic apparatus further includes a posture detection unit configured to detect the posture of the display unit and a control unit configured to control the scanning unit to change a scanning condition in response to a change in the detected posture of the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Tomokazu FUJII, Masato Oonuki, Masatoshi Nishino, Jiro Higuchi, Osamu Nakajima, Shinichi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 7852734
    Abstract: The light intensity of a light beam emitted from a light source is appropriately controlled when the light beam is transmitted through a variable optical coupling efficiency device in an optical head. During a read mode, the light beam from the light source is incident on an optical disk at an intensity relatively weaker than that of the light source. By switching the optical coupling efficiency of the variable optical coupling efficiency device between a write mode and a read mode, the light intensity directed to an optical recording medium is substantially varied from the write mode to the read mode. This arrangement eliminates the need for substantially increasing the optical output power ratio of the light source of write power to read power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noriaki Nishi, Hiroaki Mizuma, Motoi Kimura, Kenji Yamamoto, Masatoshi Nishino
  • Publication number: 20100312113
    Abstract: When an image creating unit creates a three-dimensional ultrasound image of a blood-vessel early phase, an operator presses an image selecting button, and selects an area to be displayed as superimposed by using an image-selecting Graphical User Interface (GUI) displayed by an image-selecting GUI display-control unit. After the image creating unit start creation of a three-dimensional ultrasound image in a late phase, when the operator presses a composition display button, the movement-distance calculating unit calculates a movement distance between a three-dimensional tissue image at the moment of the press of the composition display button and each of three-dimensional tissue images in the area to be displayed as superimposed, and an image correcting unit corrects each of three-dimensional contrast enhanced images corresponding the three-dimensional tissue images of the blood-vessel early phase by using the movement distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichi Ogasawara, Masatoshi Nishino, Yutaka Kobayashi, Takayuki Gunji
  • Patent number: 7843788
    Abstract: An optical recording medium driving device includes an optical head, an evaluation signal generating section, a focus servo section, a spherical aberration correction section, a focus bias adjuster, and a system controller. The optical head has a focus servo mechanism and a spherical aberration correction mechanism, irradiates a laser light, and detects a reflected light. The evaluation signal generating section generates, based on the reflected light, an evaluation signal. The focus servo section drives the focus servo mechanism according to a focus error signal to perform focus servo. The spherical aberration correction section drives the spherical aberration correction mechanism to perform spherical aberration correction. The focus bias adjuster adds focus bias to a focus loop. The system controller performs an operation for setting an adjustment spherical aberration correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Sony NEC Optiarc Inc.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Nishino
  • Patent number: 7800989
    Abstract: A disc-driving apparatus has an optical pickup including an objective lens. The objective lens has an optical axis that is met on a line excluding a central axis of revolution of a disc. The apparatus has storage device that stores plural correction values obtained by detecting fluctuations in amplitude of a tracking error signal with respect to a radial direction of the disc or a quantity of de-tracking with respect to the radial direction thereof. The apparatus has control device that reads the correction value from the storage device and, when the optical pickup is operating, corrects the tracking error signal to conduct servo control based on the corrected tracking error signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masatoshi Nishino
  • Patent number: 7766832
    Abstract: A means to which at least two ROIs are input, a calculating means that calculates strain values of tissue with respect to the at least two ROIs by applying a pressure onto an object, and a display means that displays the strain values of the at least two ROIs so as to be compared with each other are comprised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yoko Okamura, Masatoshi Nishino, Jiro Higuchi, Tetsuya Higashi